Topic: Steve Greatwood

Gameday: Oregon’s trip to Salt Lake City will tell us how physical the Ducks really are

By on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 6:41 pm.

With Oregon leading its nemesis Stanford 21-6 early in the second quarter this past Saturday, both teams lined up for a fourth-and-two play at the Ducks’ 24-yard line. In the past, this is the exact type of play that Stanford would just line up behind its more physical offensive line, hand the ball off to […]

In front of his own cheering section, Royce Freeman and Ducks’ rushing attack respond

By on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 3:54 pm.

It was the largest crowd Royce Freeman played in front of and almost certainly the largest cheering section he had at the collegiate ranks. With dozens of family and friends garnering a yellow Oregon shirt with the number 21 and ‘Freeman’ emblazoned across the front, the true freshman was playing in front of quite the fan […]

Take a knee: Steve Greatwood says ‘there’s no excuses’ for offensive line

By on Sunday, Sep. 28 at 2:41 pm.

The Oregon offensive line hasn’t been at 100 percent all season long. Steve Greatwood has had to move multiple players to different positions, but as the Ducks prepare for Arizona, he expects nothing short of the expectations that were set at the beginning of the season. Q: What kind of things have you guys been […]

Oregon rises to challenge at Washington State

By on Friday, Sep. 26 at 11:11 am.

Assistant coach Steve Greatwood’s experience had brought him to one conclusion. “They’re going to say hey, the two starting tackles are out, but there’s nothing we can do about that,” the University of Oregon coach said during the week. “More coordinators are going to try to scheme their blitzes on formations than they are on personnel from […]

GameDay: Q&A with Oregon offensive tackle recruit Brady Aiello

By on Wednesday, Sep. 17 at 10:10 pm.

Brady Aiello can’t put a finger on it. To this day, he doesn’t recall why he decided to hang up his pads and quit football right before the start of his junior-varsity season. But for Aiello, a 6-foot-7 offensive tackle from Acalanes High School in Lafayette, California, making the return to football has become one […]

Offensive line epitomizes Oregon’s “next man up” philosophy

By on Saturday, Sep. 13 at 4:12 pm.

After losing starting left tackle Tyler Johnstone to injury before the season started, Oregon’s offensive line was projected to still be okay with Andre Yruretagoyena taking over for the preseason all-American candidate in Johnstone. Yruretagoyena wasn’t much help in replace of Johnstone but only because he went down injured in last week’s victory over Michigan […]

Oregon quickly moves on from Tyler Johnstone injury, Andre Yruretagoyena ready to step up

By on Monday, Aug. 11 at 4:50 pm.

The Oregon football team suffered a huge loss when they confirmed that starting left tackle Tyler Johnstone will miss the upcoming season after re-tearing his right ACL. This is the same injury that he suffered against Texas in the Alamo Bowl last season. “It’s pretty sad,” Doug Brenner said about Johnstone’s injury. “But it’s really an […]

Take a Knee: Doug Brenner wins Easter tradition at offensive line coach Steve Greatwood’s house

By on Monday, Apr. 21 at 2:25 pm.

Since arriving on the University of Oregon campus last year, Doug Brenner has learned and grown a lot. However, the redshirt freshman offensive lineman would be the first one to admit that he still has a lot of improving to do. Brenner, along with his sister Liz and the other Oregon offensive linemen, headed to […]

GameDay: As Oregon’s games become more competitive, backups see playing time disappear

By on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 11:04 am.

Of all the crazy numbers Oregon has put up in the past few years, perhaps the most unbelievable one is this: four. That’s the number of fourth quarters starting quarterback Marcus Mariota has appeared in during his career. This season, Mariota hasn’t played in any fourth quarters, and he’s not alone. Due to the enormous […]

GameDay: Success starts and finishes with the offensive line

By on Thursday, Sep. 26 at 1:35 pm.

You won’t see them in the box score, on highlight reels or at the Heisman Trophy ceremony. Most are relatively unknown and don’t get as much credit as they deserve. But the members of Oregon’s offensive line have the ability to ultimately determine the success or failure of every given play. The Ducks’ front five […]

Oregon football practice recap: Helfrich talks bye week, defensive prowess

By on Monday, Sep. 23 at 8:09 pm.

Fresh off the first bye week of the season, Oregon football got back to business Monday, beginning preparations for its Pac-12 opener against California this weekend. “Today was a really good effort,” Mark Helfrich said following practice. “Everybody had a little spring in [their] step, hopefully that’s an indication of being fresh.” The Ducks had […]

Oregon football practice recap: Depth chart still undecided, Greatwood praises offensive line

By on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 3:07 pm.

Oregon’s final football scrimmage before its season opener took place Thursday morning with a focus on getting younger players several reps and getting the team ready for week one by executing in-game situations. “Got a bunch of looks at young guys in every situation,” head coach Mark Helfrich said. “We did down and distance stuff, […]

Countdown to the Fiesta Bowl: Grading Oregon’s, Kansas State’s offensive lines

By on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 6:29 pm.

In the days leading up to the 2012 Fiesta Bowl, the Emerald will take a position-by-position look at Oregon and Kansas State, determining which team has the edge going into the BCS showdown on Jan. 3. Oregon — The Ducks’ offensive line was one of the team’s most bruised and battered units in 2012. Coach […]